I can’t believe it’s finally happening after all these years. Back in 1999, Eastcoastnrg was started by Johnymac and Skully. They managed to put together a live web stream with audio, video, and chat back then. 5 years before youtube even existed, when aol was still big news. I remember DJ’s traveling from all over the northeast to Johny’s attic room. It was hot, loud, and crowded, but those were the best days. When this music was exploding and everything was possible.
Here we are 22 years later, when anyone with a camera and internet connection can stream, trying bring it back to it’s former glory. Maybe it’s a hollow pursuit, but I feel like things are finally starting to fall into place. It may look like all fun and games, but a lot of blood, sweat, and tears goes into all this behind the scenes. Tens of thousands of dollars invested, thousands of hours, sacrificing time with loved ones, failure after set backs with only tiny successes every once in a while. Anyway, I don’t really care about that right now. Each time I stream, I treat it like there’s a million people listening, even if there’s not even one. I’m going to will this back into existence.